Kimpton Hotels has confirmed a possible payment card breach at around 24 of its properties across the US and says it is investigating the charge, reports KrebsOnSecurity. The boutique hotel brand was responding following a KrebsOnSecurity query about a possible security incident that appears to have hit the hospitality chain in the past year.
Kimpton authorities alerted customers, noting: “If there are unauthorized charges, individuals should immediately notify their bank.”
In most credit card breaches in the past two years, thieves have stolen card data from cash registers by remotely planting malicious software at point-of-sale (PoS) devices, KrebsOnSecurity said. The data is then sold to crooks who are said to use it to create duplicate cards.
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